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1963 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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This Is The Car I Want To Drive Indefinitely. I Love It. — I just love driving this car. Years ago (1960's) I had three of them (various years). About 7 tears ago I found a 1963 which was restored mechanically but otherwise was a real survivor. It was a one-owner with about every receipt for any work that had ever been done on it. Even though it is now 50 years old, I can drive it anywhere and with no worries. Since it's air-cooled I never have to worry about leaks in the cooling system or possible freezing in the winter. I love the sounds of a classic VW. When I drive it (I use it for long road trips when it's just me going) I just feel happy, as if it's at least 30 years ago. It's easy to park, gets great gas mileage, and starts conversations with everyone who has ever driven or wanted to own one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Air cooled for simplicity.  Great gas mileage.  Absolutely no problem finding parts as there's a lot of interest in these old cars.

Cons: It has about 40 horsepower so you have to anticipate uphill stretches and build up speed accordingly before you get there.  Slow vehicle turnouts were built with these cars in mind.  Defrosters consist of an absorbent cloth in the winter.

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Best Car Ever. — 1963 VW Bug. Adjustable Beam and Spring plates, BRM Wheels, L380 Turquoise, TMI Tan and sand Vinyl and tweed Interior, Stereo and subs installed, 1776 Waiting to go in. Cheap to work on and relatively easy. It is a Blast to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Head Turner

Cons: Nothing Sucks.

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If I Could Di It All Over Again — I Loved My 63 Bug, she was quick and styled. 1776 eng. with dual 40mm Weber Carbs, Chromed Porcshe Wheels, Quick shifter and a roller pedal. Honda Prelude seats, and sitting at just the right stance. Best Car Ever Owned

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Best Car I've ever owned

Cons: Selling her

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Vw Bug — This was a semi-automatic and was interesting to drive. You skipped 1st gear altogether if you wanted to move and just go into 2nd gear. You would just look at it and it would get a dent! Eng always needed work. But it was a free ride when I needed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Free ride

Cons: Dents just by looking at it.

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Simple Easy To Repair — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling- good power but drum brakes were not tht powerful Build Quality - has it needed repairs-no squeaks/rattles -no Appearance - both interior and exterior styling classic orignal seats and interior Cost of Ownership - gas mileage-10/12 , maintenance quite a bit Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive-good power

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: fun to drive clean turns at high speeds and never turtle

Cons: no reasons its good but the older ones did nt have air conditioners

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In Process Of Being Restored — currently being completely stripped out and restored from ground up. some rusted out areas that i dont really like, but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad.

Pros: "ragtop" sliding sunroof.  original 40 horse motor and transmission.

Cons: in dire need of complete restoration.  

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Lovely Car, Fun To Drive! — Beetle is a very good car! Air cooling system easy to handle! Love it & Fun!

Pros: Air cooling system

Cons: None

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Best Bug Ever By Sean

I LOVE my 2014 Beetle turbo R-Line. Best Car I have owned in my life!!!!! Test drive one and see how far the Beetle has come! 2015 is the year of the Beetle!!!!! I did not want a golf or a GTI. VW has... Read More

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Just Fun By HEADBANGER

It small,quick and GREAT on GAS and really fun to drive on a out of town road trip where you can really open it up and feel the power of the turbo and handing...don't forget who it's cousin is PORSCHE... Read More

My Best Ride Ever By johnsteve

I like it and that's why I bought one for my wife in red. She loves it. Great looking car, fun to drive and good mpg- Just enough tech. The third day I had it we drove 438 miles to Atlantic City and i... Read More

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. By Scott

Compared to our 2007 Beetle, handling is better, acceleration is better. Interior is nicer with retro accents and more storage. The audio is a nice addition and the NAV seems adequate. The allo... Read More

Super Sassy By kristig123

This is a fun, eye catching ride. Its very shiny and clean inside. The leather sets are nice and soft, and wait for it...... heated!! It has bluetooth and led lighting around the speakers and on the ... Read More

2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

My Favorite Car By Sheunique

I love New Beetles. My first one was the 1998 model and it was white. My husband wanted to to get the new body style, but I don't like it. Nice for small family and pets. The trunk hold much more than... Read More

An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

This Has Been A Great Car To Drive By NanasCar

The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

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